What can be done to address health concerns? What have others done?

Collaborative Activities

Now that the company is investing in your area, it is an opportune time for local officials, operators, and other local stakeholders to begin collaborative planning efforts and/or begin implementing plans that were previously developed. There are numerous challenges that companies and communities could work together to address; for example, API’s Community Engagement Guidelines suggest that operators engage local stakeholders in dialogue around mitigating or eliminating potential negative economic impacts and maximizing economic benefits to the community. 1 Another suggestion is to plan for sustainable solutions to temporary housing challenges. 2 Examples of initiatives on both of these topics are described in Box 13. Case Study:  Economic Planning and Box 16. Case Study:  Employee Housing.


  1. API, “Community Engagement Guidelines,” 7.
  2. API, “Community Engagement Guidelines,” 11.